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Leading Admissions Consultants Converge in France, England for AIGAC Annual Conference

aigacLeading graduate management admissions consultants are gathering this week in Europe for the eighth annual Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) members’ conference, where they will share best practices and speak directly with admissions officers from many of the world’s top business school.

Almost 30 attendees representing admissions consultancies from 12 different countries are scheduled to attend the seven-day conference, which takes places at London Business School (LBS) and includes visits to INSEAD, HEC Paris and Cambridge Judge Business School.  Continue reading…

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Economist, GMAT Tutor Launch $25,000 Scholarship Competition for MBA, EMBA Applicants

econonmist_gmat tutorThe Economist and test prep firm GMAT Tutor have once again partnered to offer a $25,000 scholarship to the prospective MBA or EMBA student who scores highest on a simulated GMAT exam. Called the Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest, the competition is open to prospective MBA or EMBA students anywhere in the world. The first competition ran in 2014, drawing more than 4,500 entrants, The Economist reported.

To take part in the contest, applicants simply complete The Economist GMAT Tutor simulation test, which uses adaptive technology similar to the real GMAT so that the difficulty level adjusts according to the test-taker’s ability. The simulation test requires the completion of a 75-minute Verbal section and a 75-minute Quant section. Participants should have the available time to complete the test in a single sitting and will not be able to pause once they begin. Continue reading…

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Tracking R2 Acceptances at Stanford and Wharton on the MBA LiveWire

whartonThe past few days have been exciting for Round 2 MBA applicants, with many schools releasing decisions to anxious applicants! With all the news flowing out of admissions offices at top schools, our MBA LiveWire received more entries than ever before as applicants shared their admissions decisions with the community.

Let’s hone in on two schools in particular that released decisions this week: Stanford GSB and the Wharton School of Business. A closer look at the LiveWire data reveals how accomplished both the accepted and rejected candidates at Stanford and Wharton are. Accepted students at Wharton who entered their results on LiveWire had an average GPA of 3.7 and an average GMAT of 730. Rejected students had an average GPA of 3.5 and an average GMAT of 710. Meanwhile accepted LiveWire users at Stanford had an average GPA of 3.6 and average GMAT of 720, while rejected students had an average GPA of 3.5 and also had an average GMAT of 720. Continue reading…

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#MBA Top Tweets of the Week: Round 2 Acceptances

Welcome back to #MBA Top Tweets of the Week, in which we share selected tweets about important MBA Admissions News. This week, several top business schools released admissions decisions. It was a jubilant time, as schools, accepted students, and friends of accepted students took to Twitter to celebrate the news.   

Applicants shared their results:

Some applicants’ friends shared the good news:

Darden admissions announced the impending offers:

Chicago Booth shared some advice for admitted students:

Finally, schools offered congratulations for accepted students:

If you didn’t apply this year, you can still enroll in classes from a top MBA program! Wharton just announced that they would be making their Foundation Series readily available on Coursera:

Have you seen “re-tweetable” tweets in your feed this week? E-mail with your recommendations for what breaking MBA news we should cover next!

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London Business School Announces Four £30,000 Scholarships for Female MBAs

300px-London_Business_School_facadeLondon Business School has partnered with Lloyds Banking Group for a second year to offer four £30,000 scholarships to female MBA students, the school announced this month. The scholarships are part of the school’s continuing effort to encourage women to pursue post-graduate management education.

The Lloyds Scholarships for Women program launched in 2014. Through it, scholarships will be awarded to MBA candidates who have been accepted into LBS’s full-time program for its 2015 intake. They are available to female candidates who have lived in the United Kingdom for three years or more. Continue reading…

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Berkeley Haas MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / First-Year Student / On Campus

300px-Haas_School_of_Business_central_courtyardThe following UC Berkeley Haas MBA admissions interview questions were provided by an applicant:  

Blind interview with a first year Haas student on campus. It was a relaxed environment and overall felt very conversational. 
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Round 2 Decision Day at UPenn’s Wharton School, Harvard, Stanford

decisionsThe fate of many hopeful MBA applicants hangs in the balance, with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School scheduled to release Round 2 decisions today and Harvard Business School (HBS) and Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) scheduled to release Round 2 decisions tomorrow. We know from the Clear Admit LiveWire that lots of applicants have already gotten the good word from Wharton and Stanford via phone today, so a hearty congrats to those of you who fall into this category!

Don’t expect early calls from HBS, says Admissions Director Dee Leopold. “While we love to give happy news, we don’t want to create an anxiety zone where you are watching your phone constantly,” she wrote in a post to her Director’s Blog today. All notifications from HBS will go out via email at 12 noon Boston time tomorrow. “We know you’ve been out-of-control throughout much of this process – we can give you the control of where you are and with whom when decisions go out,” Leopold added. Continue reading…

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Dartmouth Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Early Action / Second Year Student / On Campus

TuckThe following is an interview description and list of Dartmouth Tuck MBA admissions interview questions provided by a recent applicant: 

I went to Tuck to do an applicant-initiated interview, plus a campus tour and information session. Overall, the campus atmosphere was very pleasant, if a little isolated (3-hour drive from Boston). I was interviewed by a second-year student, and I hadn’t sent in my application at that point yet, so the interview was blind. The student was very pleasant, introduced himself, and told me about his background before business school. The interview was very conversational, and included these questions: Continue reading…

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UVA’s Darden School of Business Launches New Asia Initiative

uvadardenThe University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business earlier this month announced its strategic Asia Initiative at Darden, part of the school’s continuing investment in globalization.

One of the initiative’s main objectives will be to advance the understanding of the dynamics of Asian markets as a critical component of business education. Through its expanded engagement in Asia, the school also hopes to enhance its expertise and resources in the region, facilitate greater collaboration and new partnerships and improve communication between faculty, students and alumni from Darden with business leaders and policymakers in Asia. Continue reading…

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